Baked Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  1. Prepare Chicken:
  • Pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towels and place them in a greased baking dish.
  1. Make Garlic Brown Sugar Mixture:
  • In a small bowl, combine minced garlic, brown sugar, olive oil, paprika, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper. Mix until it forms a paste.
  1. Coat Chicken:
  • Rub the garlic brown sugar mixture over each chicken breast, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  1. Bake in the Oven:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  1. Broil for Crispy Top:
  • If desired, you can broil the chicken for an additional 2-3 minutes at the end to get a crispy top.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Remove from the oven and let the chicken rest for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.
  1. Slice and Enjoy:
  • Slice the Baked Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken and serve it with your favorite side dishes. The combination of garlic, brown sugar, and herbs creates a flavorful and delicious coating for the chicken.

This dish is simple to prepare, yet it offers a delightful blend of sweet and savory flavors that are sure to please your taste buds.

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